Thomas Hope Lodge

Langholm near Lockerbie, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 932202)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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8 Customer Review(s)

  • “We never had to use the car for the ...”
    We never had to use the car for the full week, all of the walks started from the door and the cottage was imaculate
    We never had to use the car for the full week, all of the walks started from the door and the cottage was imaculate
    - Mr Farnill, August 2017


  • Smoke-free
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Lovely traditional semi-detached lodge house nestling in the centre of Langholm in the heart of the beautiful Scottish Borders.

This stunning Grade B listed building was formerly the lodge house to the small Thomas Hope Hospital and has been thoughtfully refurbished to provide a quality holiday cottage and the ideal base for exploring this stunning part of the country.

The comfortable sitting room has an additional gas fire built into the traditional fireplace.

The well-equipped kitchen has a dining room attached and a utility, cloakroom and a door which is useful for loading and unloading the car.

There is a super king-size bedroom with an en-suite shower room together with a further twin room and a family bathroom, all on the first floor.

There is a lovely seating area in the front porch which allows you to relax and watch the world go by.

Langholm is a popular and bustling town and is known, amongst other things, for being the birthplace of Thomas Telford and the centre of the Armstrong Clan, who have regular gatherings in the Eskdale Hotel a few yards along the main street.

Walk one of the 14 routes marked around the area, cycle one of several quiet country road routes or enjoy fishing surrounded by superb scenery.

Alternatively, simply enjoy exploring some stunning scenery, castle ruins, woodland and moorland.

A stunning holiday cottage with something to offer whatever the season.


Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room with gas fire.


  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Double electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DAB radio, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Roadside parking on first come, first served basis
  • Alternative parking in free car park 100 yards from property
  • Loading and unloading only at rear of property
  • Front porch with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and hotels 1 minute walk.

About the location


Lockerbie 18 miles; Carlisle 19 miles; Hawick 23 miles.

Langholm is a burgh on the River Esk in Dumfries and Galloway. From Mesolithic Man 9000 years ago, through Roman occupation to the notorious Border Reivers around the 16th century, Langholm has much history to share. The town developed around the textile industry, achieving a worldwide reputation for its woollens, expanding its population and earning the nickname of the ‘Muckle Toon’, or the Large Town. Langholm is also famous as the birthplace of Hugh MacDiarmid, the poet and Thomas Telford who was born just outside the town and after whom a road in the town is named. An unused Episcopalian church was converted into the Armstrong clan museum and was visited by astronaut Neil Armstrong in 1972 when he was made a freeman of the burgh. The town also hosts festivals for music, food and arts and the annual Common Riding draws many visitors. Within easy reach is Lockerbie, home to a good selection of bars and shopping facilities, as well as a jazz festival. A short drive from Langholm in the River Esk Valley is the Kagyu Samye Ling, the first Tibetan Buddhist Centre established in the West. As well as offering residential retreats, day visitors are welcome all year round to explore the temple or relax in the peace gardens and grounds.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas
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